Cyclones Start with Winning Streak as Player Returns from Neuroma Surgery

morton's neuromaThe Iowa State University women’s volleyball team won all three matches of their spring debut in their home court last week, in spite of the questionable status of one of their best players. Up until last week, sophomore Ciara Capezio was recovering from surgery she had needed to fix a case of Morton’s Neuroma, and her coaches wasn’t sure she would be ready to play at the start of the season.

But Capezio returned to her position without much trouble and aided the Cyclones in their domination of Nebraska-Kearney, Nebraska-Omaha, and Northern Iowa.

Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition that makes it difficult to have a normal life. If you or someone you know suffers from this condition, consult a podiatrist like Dr. Andrew Cohen, DPM of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can diagnose and advise treatment for any condition with which you may be struggling.

Morton’s Neuroma

Also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma or Plantar Neuroma is a condition that affects the nerves of the feet, which targets the toe between the third and fourth toe. Neuroma is a growth that can occur in various areas of the body. Morton’s Neuroma causes the nerves around the feet to become enlarged causing pain in the feet.

Morton’s Neuroma can be caused by injury or pressure, many times no visible signs will indicate that you may have this. Instead, a tingling sensation along with pain will be present.  If this condition is left untreated, pain is likely to continue and worsen.

How Does It Occur?

- Wearing ill-fitting shoes
- High impact exercise
- Sustaining injuries
- Walking incorrectly (bunions, flat-feet)

Treatment for the affected feet can help tremendously. In many cases the doctor will recommend the following: 

- Apply padding to the arch
- Ice packs on the affected area to reduce swelling
- Reduce strenuous activities
- Provide wider shoes

Surgery will be a last option if the podiatrist decides nothing else seems to working. A surgeon will follow the right steps to ensure which suits you better.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Saginaw and Essexville, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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